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Table 4 Clinical characteristics and level of knowledge among participants by IPTp uptake

From: Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy with Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) among postpartum women in Zomba District, Malawi: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic N (Total = 426) % of women who took IPTp
≤2 doses 95%CI 3+ doses 95% CI
n (%) n (%)
First pregnancy
 No 304 213 (70.1) 64.7–75.0 91 (29.9) 25.0–35.3
 Yes 122 86 (70.5) 61.8–77.9 36 (29.5) 22.1–38.2
Parity
 One child 121 85 (70.3) 61.5–77.8 36 (29.8) 22.2–38.5
 Two children 111 72 (64.9) 55.5–73.2 39 (35.1) 26.8–44.5
 3+ children 194 142 (73.2) 66.5–78.9 52 (26.8) 21.0–33.5
ANC visits
 4+ 234 140 (59.8) 53.3–65.9 94 (40.2) 34.1–46.6
 Three or less 192 159 (82.8) 76.8–87.5 33 (17.2) 12.5–23.2
Gravida
 multigravidaa 194 141 (72.7) 65.9–78.5 53 (27.3) 21.5–34.1
 Secundigravidab 110 72 (65.4) 56.0–73.8 38 (34.6) 26.2–43.9
 primigravidac 122 86 (70.5) 61.8–77.9 36 (29.5) 22.1–38.2
Knowledge of malaria transmission
 knowledgeable 386 271 (70.2) 65.4–74.6 115 (29.8) 25.4–34.6
 Inadequate Knowledge 40 28 (70.0) 54.0–82.3 12 (30.0) 17.7–46.0
Knowledge of dangers of malaria in pregnancy
 Knowledgeable 303 207 (68.3) 62.8–73.3 96 (31.7) 26.7–37.2
 Inadequate knowledge 123 92 (74.8) 66.3–81.7 31 (25.2) 18.3–33.7
  1. aa woman that has been pregnant for at least a second time
  2. ba woman in her second pregnancy
  3. ca woman who is pregnant for the first time